Pararguda spodopa (Turner, 1904)
(formerly known as Entometa spodopa)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pararguda spodopa
male
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species basically have pale brown wings. The forewings each have a dark spot near the middle, and two or three vague wiggly dark transverse arcs. The wingspan of the male is about 4 cms. The wingspan of the female is about 5 cms.

Pararguda spodopa
female
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera...with synonomic notes and other notes,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 28 (1904), p. 239.


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    (written 19 April 2020)